Conflict Resolution

Social Concerns
A pedestrian passes one of The United Methodist Church’s billboards calling for peace in the community of Abobo, Côte d’Ivoire. The United Methodist Church and its partners organized a communication campaign asking that the population and the authorities show restraint during the electoral period. The caravan crisscrossed several towns and hamlets in Côte d’Ivoire. Photo by Isaac Broune, UM News.

Amid post-election crisis, Côte d’Ivoire church calls for peace

The United Methodist Church in Côte d’Ivoire works to ease tensions amid protests and unrest after the country’s presidential election.
Local Church
Glide Memorial Methodist Church in San Francisco is leaving The United Methodist Church under a multimillion dollar legal settlement, but retaining its building. Photo by Rob Alain, courtesy of Glide Memorial Methodist Church.

Legal settlement means Glide leaves denomination

The United Methodist California-Nevada Conference will retain control of a $4.5 million trust fund established by Lizzie Glide in 1929.
Social Concerns
A United Methodist women’s choir sings during a consultation on peace and Christian unity in Uvira, Congo. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

United Methodist women determined to restore peace in Kivu

At consultations in Bukavu and Uvira, women seek solutions to years of conflict in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Social Concerns
Koreans from both North and South Korea and American Koreans join together in singing a 600- year-old Korean folk song, "Arirang," about love and reuniting during 70th anniversary events of the World Council of Churches in Geneva. At the "Roundtable for Peace on the Korean Peninsula," a Nov. 9-11 event in Atlanta hosted by the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, Methodist and ecumenical leaders will discuss the best ways to help secure the peace. Photo by Albin Hillert, WCC.

Building momentum for peace in Korea

Global Methodist family represented at Atlanta event that will include input from former U.S. president and a United Methodist who served as U.S. ambassador to Korea.

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